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There are 4 ways to get from Marbella to Barcelona by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4h 2m

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Barcelona (BCN) AGP - BCN

$40 - $219

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Bus  •  18h

  1. Take the bus from Marbella to Barcelona Ouibus

$35 - $95

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Marbella to Málaga
  2. Take the train from Malaga to Barcelona Sants Ave

$129 - $182

Drive  •  10h 6m

  1. Drive from Marbella to Barcelona 639 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Marbella to Barcelona is to bus which costs 30€ - 85€ and takes 18h.

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The quickest way to get from Marbella to Barcelona is to fly which costs 30€ - 200€ and takes 4h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Marbella and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18h.

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The distance between Marbella and Barcelona is 815 km. The road distance is 1022.4 km.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Barcelona without a car is to bus and train which takes 7h 35m and costs 110€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 4h 2m to get from Marbella to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Marbella to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Marbella station.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4h 2m and costs 30€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 85€ and takes 18h.

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The quickest flight from Malaga Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Marbella to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Map of how to get from Marbella to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 509.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 2m

What companies run services between Marbella, Spain and Barcelona, Spain?

Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Marbella to Barcelona every 3 hours. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Marbella to Barcelona 3 times a day. Tickets cost $60 - $95 and the journey takes 18h. Ouibus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Oviedo
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Marbella to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Marbella to Barcelona City Centre
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Ouibus

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Yes, the driving distance between Marbella to Barcelona is 1022 km. It takes approximately 10h 6m to drive from Marbella to Barcelona.

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Ryanair, Air Europa, Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Malaga Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Book your Marbella to Barcelona bus tickets online with ALSA and Distribusion.

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There are 3630+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Malaga Airport is to bus which takes 45m and costs 7€ - 10€.

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